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Chapter History

You have to know where you’ve been to know where you are going. Kappa holds a special place in its heart for Fraternity history, but every chapter of our organization has unique beginnings of its own. Each plays a part in shaping us today. Read more about our chapters’ histories in Kappa's digital archives.

Kappa Kappa Gamma was established on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. There were 6 founders: Jennie Boyd, Anna Willits, Minnie Stewart, Mary Louise Bennett, Susan Walker, and Lou Stevenson. Our chapter here at LSU, Delta Iota, was established on December 6, 1935. We thrive on the motto of "Scholarship, Leadership, and Friendship" as that describes our chapter entirely. 

Delta Iota was founded December 7, 1935 at Louisiana State University with only 6 charter members.  The Chapter house was built March 14, 1965 and it was stated by the Chapter President as they broke ground, “We are assembled here today to break ground for a house that will be a haven and a home for many in the years to come. As this act of beginning is performed, let us remember those who have gone before us, whose diligence and foresight have made this day possible. Let us be mindful of those who will come after us that what has begun on this day may be completed with generous spirit and love,” said the immediate past chapter President.”  Which is beautiful reminder of how far Kappa has come today over 150 years later.